WATCH | World Health Organization: Coronavirus has pandemic potential

2020-02-27 21:25

The World Health Organization's director general says that Covid-19 has the potential to become a pandemic.

UPDATE | South Africans in Wuhan to be repatriated amid deadly coronavirus outbreak

2020-02-27 20:52

The South African government is planning to repatriate all South Africans from the Chinese city of Wuhan where the deadly coronavirus originated.

New coronavirus epidemic at 'decisive point': WHO chief

2020-02-27 19:41

The new coronavirus epidemic is at a "decisive point" globally, World Health Organisation chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says, urging affected countries to "move swiftly" to contain the disease.

Best first-line treatment for coronavirus might be existing drugs

2020-02-27 14:45

In a rush to control the current coronavirus sweeping through the world, experts reckon that existing antiviral agents could be the best quick response to the virus.

Trump says coronavirus could affect economic growth in the US

2020-02-27 12:31

US stocks have suffered sharp losses in recent days, with investors assessing the effects of the outbreak on supply chains and other business operations.

The maker of Corona (beer) has already lost sales of R4.3 billion to the coronavirus

2020-02-27 10:53

Giant beer company AB InBev – which happens to own the Corona brand – says lost sales in China in the first two months of 2020 alone will cost it some R2.5 billion in earnings.

Shoprite warns imports of blankets and heaters worth R100 million could be hit by coronavirus

2020-02-27 09:36

China is South Africa's most important source of imports - 16% of all South African imports come from China.

Saudi Arabia suspends entry for Mecca pilgrims over coronavirus

2020-02-27 07:34

Saudi Arabia has suspended visas for pilgrims wishing to visit Mecca over coronavirus fears, the foreign ministry has said.

Hong Kong to give big cash handouts as economy reels from virus

2020-02-26 19:33

Hong Kong's government says it will give a $1 280 handout to every permanent resident in a bid to jump-start an economy in recession after months of protests and hit further by the coronavirus outbreak.

The coronavirus has now hit every continent except Antarctica after a man in Brazil tested positive

2020-02-26 17:57

In Asia, South Korea and China have recorded dozens of deaths. Europe, especially Italy, is now experiencing the same fate.


WATCH | US confirms first coronavirus case of unknown origin

2020-02-27 21:14

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States has confirmed an infection of the new coronavirus in California in someone who had not travelled outside the US or been exposed to a person known to have the virus, a first for the country.

A city in China offers residents R22,000 if they report coronavirus symptoms and are right

2020-02-27 20:50

Authorities in Hubei, where Covid-19 broke out, are experimenting with many methods to stop the outbreak from a resurgence.

A tour guide in Japan tested positive for coronavirus for a 2nd time, less than a month after recovering

2020-02-27 17:02

How this woman in her 40s contracted the virus again is not yet known. Experts say it is possible that humans can get sick from it more than once.

Virus hits more countries as health official warns world 'not ready'

2020-02-27 12:52

The new coronavirus epidemic has swelled with cases in South Korea surging past 1 000 after deaths soared in Iran and infections appeared in previously untouched countries, prompting dire warnings that the world was not ready to contain it.

Woolworths shoppers may start seeing ‘stock gaps’ in the next two weeks due to coronavirus chaos

2020-02-27 11:44

Woolworths has warned that some imported items may not be in stock from mid-March.

Coronavirus ruins birthday | Delhi death toll: WATCH the top world news videos for today

2020-02-27 10:18

Hong Kong: Leap year birthday ruined by virus fears | Victim of Delhi violence buried as riots' death toll rises to 27; here are the top world news videos. WATCH.

Trump has tapped Pence, who was criticised for his handling of an HIV outbreak, to handle coronavirus

2020-02-27 08:46

Pence's bungled response to an HIV outbreak in Indiana while he was the state's governor looms over this appointment.

Coronavirus: Do you need a mask? Spoilers, the answer is no.

2020-02-27 06:45

Public panic about the epidemic is leading some people around the world to hoard masks that they don’t need.

TIMELINE | How China's new coronavirus spread

2020-02-26 18:22

The virus has killed 2 595 people in mainland China and has infected more than 79 000 worldwide, mostly in China.

Iran says it won't quarantine any towns or cities, despite recording the most coronavirus deaths outside of China

2020-02-26 16:07

Iran said two people died from the coronavirus the same day it discovered its first case, leaving many questioning the honesty of the official count.

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